Sustainably grown kurotake bamboo・Hand-crafted
As in sword-making, the weight of a chasen’s handle to tines is a mark of true craftsmanship. In our classic kankyû-an tea whisk, you’ll find a stout base paired with feather-light tines that follow true Takayama tradition, honed over half a millennia. Young kurotake bamboo, harvested from the forests of Shikoku Island, is aged two years, slowly darkening in tone from green to black.
The kankyû-an style, preferred by Sen No Rikyū, features straight tines and is best suited for flat-bottomed tea bowls in the Raku tradition. Sen No Rikyū was the 16th-century master of tea ceremony and cultivated the practice of wabi-cha, a simple, humble preparation of tea ideally suited to our Old Grove Matcha. Available with blue or purple string. Beautifully presented in a paulownia wooden box.
*Please note that handmade items are inherently unique. The whisk you receive may vary slightly from the picture.
Proper Care: prepare whisk for use by dampening in warm water to relax the bamboo fronds. To clean simply rinse under running water, without soap or detergent. Store upright.
Approximate dimensions: 115mm length・Artist: 平田和寿 Kazuhisa Hirata
More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:
|Metric quantities||Ounce equivalent||Servings|
|30 grams (new size!)||1.05 oz.||5-8|
|60 grams||2.10 oz.||10-15|
|120 grams||4.20 oz.||20-30|
|240 grams||8.46 oz.||40-60|